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14 Coolest Airbnbs in Philadelphia, PA

When most people take a trip to Philadelphia, they stay in hotels that are conveniently located near tourist attractions, business conference centers, or familiar areas. But to get a more local experience in the city and make your trip especially unique, you can also stay in an Airbnb property in one of Philadelphia’s diverse neighborhoods. This is a great way to get to know the city, explore local attractions and enjoy a little more space to yourself. Here are some of the coolest Airbnbs in Philadelphia to consider for your next East Coast trip.

Cobblestone Old City Delight in A+ Location Beautifully renovated and decorated
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Cobblestone Old City Delight in A+ Location

For your trip to Philadelphia, you can enjoy this 1,500-square-foot, bi-level house for rent with two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Four people can stay here, and it is just a short walk to many Philly attractions. The building dates back to the 1800s and works well for traveling business partners, small group gatherings, and family getaways. With the home’s convenient location, you can get to Independence Hall in three blocks, Penn’s Landing in three blocks, and the Museum of the American Revolution in four blocks.                                                                                            

Design Row House in Fishtown with Two King Beds Experience the bustling Fishtown neighborhood in style
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Design Row House in Fishtown with Two King Beds

Here’s a renovated row home in the Fishtown neighborhood where you can walk to coffee shops, restaurants, and bars. It is a 1,600-square-foot home with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Up to five people will be comfortable in this historic 1890s home with lots of original charm. The host provides a washer and dryer for guests to use on the first floor and a paved backyard/courtyard to enjoy a drink. There is free street parking on the block for your vehicle. Other highlights of this rental include the gas fireplace, designated work area, and light and airy feeling with the open floor plan.

Five-Star, Charming Philly Townhouse in Museum Area Just a quick walk to many city attractions
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Five-Star, Charming Philly Townhouse in Museum Area

Five guests can stay in this highly-rated Philadelphia Airbnb and have three bedrooms and one bathroom to themselves. The bedrooms have a queen-size bed, double bed, and single bed. The rental is a traditional rowhouse on a small, quiet street that is just a short walk from museums, Kelly Drive, and Boathouse Row. The Airbnb host provides guests with two bikes to ride along the Schuylkill River to take trips to the city center. There are public transit options close by, including four bus lines within a block.

Saint Davids Cottage: Walk to Train, Main Street A three-story, Federal-style row home on a quiet alley
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Saint Davids Cottage: Walk to Train, Main Street

Another Philadelphia rental option is this historic, three-story, Federal-style row home in the Manayunk neighborhood. The home was built in the 1800s and has winding stairways, old-fashioned spiral stairs, and lots of character. It’s a charming cottage that’s a three-minute walk from Manayunk Station. It’s ideal for a solo traveler or one or two couples. You can step out to the small back patio with chairs for some time outdoors. Guests can find free street parking and a free, unpaved parking lot two blocks away.

Stylish Private Home in Center City Philadelphia Living Space inside stylish private home in Center City Philadelphia
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Stylish Private Home in Center City Philadelphia

Guests can have this entire house to themselves when they book this Airbnb rental in Philadelphia. It’s a charming one-bedroom private home that is centrally located and within walking distance of shops and restaurants. You’ll be on a quiet residential street for a peaceful stay in the city. Four people can stay here and sleep in the king-size bed in the bedroom and the sofa bed in the common area. Amenities included are Wi-Fi, cable TV, an iron, and a kitchen for cooking meals.

Shurs Lane Cottage, EV Charging, Free Parking Stay in the exciting and hip walking neighborhood of Manayunk
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Shurs Lane Cottage, EV Charging, Free Parking

With one bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms, this four-person Airbnb rental is a popular choice in Philadelphia. It is a newly renovated stone and brick house with a living room and powder room on the first floor and then a kitchen, dining area, bedroom, and bathroom on the second floor. The outdoor area has a private patio and garden. For sleeping, there is a queen-size bed and air mattress with bedding. Bring your hiking boots and bike along because there are many trails nearby, including the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, Schuylkill River Trail from Philadelphia to Phoenixville, and Manayunk Towpath.

Modern Loft in Landmark Building Modern Loft in Landmark Building
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Modern Loft in Landmark Building

You can also stay in a modern loft designed by Edward E Agoos when you visit Philadelphia’s Loft District if you choose Ina and Ray’s property. It’s ideal for one or two guests and has one bedroom and one bathroom. You’ll have the whole apartment, backyard, and outdoor patio to yourself. Your stay includes access to all kitchen appliances and a parking spot.

Luxury Bi-Level in Heart of Center City Bathroom at Luxury Bi-Level in Heart of Center City
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Luxury Bi-Level in Heart of Center City

Two guests can stay at this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment that’s close to the Convention Center and public transit. It’s in the heart of Washington Square West and offers many modern amenities. The first-floor unit has a living area, dining area, kitchen, and bathroom. There’s a queen-size memory foam mattress here in the common area and also a king-size bed in the bedroom. The spiral staircase leads to a laundry machine too. From here, it’s a five-minute walk to Whole Foods, Seger Park, South Street, and Kahn Park.

The Barbershop: A Historic Storefront The Barbershop: A Historic Storefront
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The Barbershop: A Historic Storefront

Although hair isn’t cut here anymore, Denise’s studio apartment on Airbnb used to be a barbershop in the early 1900s. It still has a lot of charm to it today in the Bella Vista neighborhoods. This part of Philly is walkable, safe, and beautiful. Inside, you’ll find 12-foot ceilings and wrought-iron chandeliers. This smaller space is ideal for two guests because it’s a studio with one queen-size bed and one bathroom. In the kitchen, you’ll find spices and oils, a microwave, and a French press. And within two blocks, you can walk to cafes, restaurants, shops, and bars. Guests here also have access to a hairdryer, playing cards, books, Apple TV with Netflix, and a record player with a vinyl collection.

Eclectic One-Bedroom in Northern Liberties A centrally located place on a quiet street
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Eclectic One-Bedroom in Northern Liberties

You and one other person can stay in this Airbnb rental near a collection of diverse restaurants, bars, shops, parks, live music venues, and a bowling alley. The rental unit has a living room with a designated work area, smart TV, and comfortable seating. In the bedroom, you’ll find a queen-size bed and ample storage space. Step outside on the private patio and hang out in the backyard area on a nice day. Although you’ll have your own private space with this Airbnb, the front door entrance and laundry room in the basement are shared with the owner.

Winter Court Studio Door at Winter Court Studio
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Winter Court Studio

If you want to be near the Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market, and Chinatown, this is a great option for two people in Philadelphia. It has one bedroom and one bath for couples and solo travelers. The studio space has been newly renovated and is all on the first floor for easy access. The apartment is in a gated complex and safe area of town. You’ll also have a smart TV with Netflix, a game console, a kitchen with essentials for preparing small meals, and a stand-up shower in the bathroom. Basic toiletries are also provided here. The base price is for one person, while a second guest is an extra $15. There’s a double-size bed for sleeping; however, pets are not allowed in this rental.

Art Museum Haven with Queen Size Bed Bed at Art Museum Haven w Queen size bed
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Art Museum Haven with Queen Size Bed

Another private room in a house option is this Airbnb rental that works well for two guests. With this booking, you’ll get a queen-size bed, cable TV, mini-fridge, microwave, AC unit, desk and chair, and Wi-Fi. A twin mattress can be provided for an additional $10. You’ll have your own access code to access the space and come and go as you please. The rental room is on the second floor, and free on-street parking is usually available during the daytime. There are two friendly cats that live in the house but that can be kept out of the room or invited inside depending on your preference. It’s easy to walk from here to the best museums, parks, and attractions in the city.

Cozy Room in Art Museum Area Cozy Room in Art Museum Area
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Cozy Room in Art Museum Area

It’s easy to walk to Philadelphia’s attractions when you stay at this cozy room in an 18th-century carriage house. It has Wi-Fi, cable TV, and antique inlaid Japanese screens for privacy. This is a good spot for up to four people because it has a king-size bed in one bedroom and a queen-size bed in the second bedroom. There are unique architectural details in this space and a shared bathroom in the downstairs area. There are two cats who live onsite in the house. The host offers yoga classes that you can join if you feel like being healthy and active on your trip.

Art Museum Area Stunning Studio Interior of Art Museum Area Stunning Studio
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Art Museum Area Stunning Studio

This studio space is sunny and spacious with a king-size bed, two sofa beds, a private bath, mini-fridge, microwave, and outdoor patio with table and chairs. It’s a good space for two people and is just a few blocks from lots of Philadelphia attractions. There’s also Wi-Fi access here and full-length mirrored walls because this space used to be a yoga/fitness studio. You’ll be in the heart of the Art Museum District when you book this Airbnb. From here, it’s easy to walk to Whole Foods and local coffee shops while also having a cozy small-town vibe at the same time.

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